What if you could decide when the beat should drop!?
WHAT IS IT?
An experimental interaction research project with light, sound and movement.
WHY DID WE DO IT?
We love music. We love making it. We love going to concerts. And although we enjoy just spectating, we often asked ourselves what would happen if there was different way for artists and audience interact besides dancing, cheering and asking the DJ for your favorite song…
What if there was a direct connection between you and the music?!
HOW IT WORKS…
We bought a bunch dunnage bags, cut them open, installed small modules consisting of air pressure and gyro sensors, a bunch of high performance LEDs and a Qi-Loader, sewed them back together, hacked a leaf blower and started testing
Utilizing wireless connection, the pillows would emit colorful light when reacting to music or being handled (beaten, spinned around, sat on, etc.) by human beings or other forces of nature like wind, rain, kids or other animals. ;)
Ideally Pil(Lo-Fi)ght induces and visualizes playful, explorative and beautiful human-(music)-machine interaction.
IMPRESSIONS FROM PLATINE FESTIVAL IN 2016
If people don't understand the causality of action and effect right away, they tend to either give up or investigatively (ab-)use the pillows.
To tackle this we need to design more obvious visual links between audio and light, as well as more immediate and distinct feedback for possible interactings.
When it comes to party people and kids, sometimes „highly durable“ is not enough. Naming the project Pil(Lo-Fi)ght didn't help either. We experienced quite a few leaks in the first roll-out, that, although easily repaired, require some maintenance on site.
If we want an independant, reliable product this needs to be fixed. Luckily there's even more durable versions of the cargo bags, as well as Lamzacs, that we are eager to test.
Our first rollout shows that there's a lot of potential to this fun little project. We are currently looking for ways to improve the hardware in order make…
A durable, versatile, user-friendly and hackable product.
We also want to run a few more tests in different scenarios. Pil(Lo-Fi)ghts with different people different sensors and different interactions. If you have any cool ideas, let us know! ;)
YOU MADE IT! RESPECT FOR EITHER YOUR INTEREST OR INSANE SCROLLING ABILTY…